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May 24th 2018 at 8:08:47 AM •••

To FINALLY settle this matter, I've moved the Real Life folders to the "Just For Fun" page. Hopefully, no one decides to put them back on the main page.

Apr 15th 2016 at 11:08:16 PM •••

Who the heck would erase the real life/Australia sections? Is this some kind of joke? Is there some special snowflake who's too afraid to realize the Truth in Television of this trope?

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Apr 17th 2016 at 1:49:45 AM •••

It's hyperbole. Pure hyperbole. Hence why it was cut.

May 17th 2016 at 11:58:01 PM •••

Well I find it insulting. They were the best sections of the this trope and without 'em this trope feels dead. If we can bring back these sections and take away the hyperbole or at least clarify it to be a subversion, aversion, downplayed, or as an up to eleven then I'm sure these sections could still find a home in this trope.

Jun 9th 2016 at 9:31:22 AM •••

Okay, "insulting" is a weird choice of words there.

And, while I do think that it's an interesting section... it's like, crazy hyperbole. And shoehorning, really. This is a video game trope about even unlikely things trying to kill the character. Having non-video game examples is running the risk of trope decay, but real-life is just stretching it. Especially since most of them are venomous animals and the like.

But even if I did think it belonged... that section is so poorly written and rife with natter and poor Example Indentation that readding it wouldn't be an option.

Dec 27th 2017 at 11:37:14 PM •••

Couldn't we just clean it up and throw it into its own sub-section, like Doctor Who specific examples have in the Nth Doctor trope? (Edit: I'm aware this is about a year old in conversation. The question still stands.)

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Apr 19th 2011 at 11:22:51 AM •••

Shouldnt Games based on the Bible just be under video games? Or is it just getting too long to bother?

Jan 12th 2011 at 6:24:19 PM •••

"Octopodes" is incredibly pedantic. It needs to be changed as to not accidentally fool any reader willing to learn more Latin into thinking that this is either correct or witty.

To clarify, the feet of an "eight foot" are not pluralized, the creature (whose name happens to mean "eight foot") are being pluralized, in a way, the word is now English, and not subject to Latin declension, let alone, a fragment of the name.

It's octopuses.

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Oct 7th 2011 at 5:15:05 AM •••

Octopodes is a correct way of saying 'more than one octopus.' So is octopuses. Octopi is also correct, even though you didn't mention it. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's wrong.

Dec 24th 2010 at 9:46:58 PM •••

Is the Australia section a joke or do you really believe that Australia is a death trap? Just wondering.

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Feb 8th 2011 at 4:25:17 PM •••

Well, I separated it because the section was getting too long, and it got a Made Of Win via my fellow tropers, so...

Oct 7th 2011 at 5:15:49 AM •••

What made me laugh is that the Australia section is actually longer than the Rest of the World section.

Oct 9th 2012 at 10:26:08 PM •••

Well, I have two friends in different parts of Aussie, and they've said the only creature that hasn't been proven to have killed anything is a marsupial mouse. Double Emphasis on the proven.

Feb 19th 2016 at 11:00:13 PM •••

The Australian section of "Everything Trying To Kill You" seems to have disappeared. I can't find a link to it on the main page.

Feb 20th 2016 at 2:21:16 AM •••

Probably because it was not entirely credible.

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